Round 13 Team of the Week
Due to the dominance of their wins in Round 13; the ‘Team of the Week’ sees a number of players selected from Easts Tigers, Burleigh Bears, Northern Pride, Redcliffe Dolphins and Townsville Blackhawks.
Take a look below at which players QRL Media's Nathan Jones thought made some outstanding contributions for your favourite teams last weekend.
>> Each round, QRL Media recognise the 17 best performers and name the Intrust Super Cup ‘Team of the Week’*. These team selections will be based not only on statistical data, but will also take on board live and broadcast viewings of the games, with the standout performer of the week to be named captain.
1. Tony Tumusa (Redcliffe Dolphins)
The Dolphins fullback troubled opposition defenders with his strong running game and footwork at the line, with 105 running metres, six tackle breaks, a try assist, and two tries to his name.
2. Troy Leo (Burleigh Bears)
It seems scoring tries is becoming reoccurring trend for Burleigh Flyer Troy Leo, scoring three tries in just 38 minutes, and taking his tally to 10 tries from seven games in 2018.
3. Brett Anderson (Northern Pride)
It was a dominant performance from the 31-year-old Pride veteran, registering 165m from 16 carries (the most of any Pride player), setting up a try for his winger, and scoring one for himself in the 65th minute.
4. Justin Olam (Sunshine Coast Falcons)
The 92kg centre was at his damaging best, scoring two tries and running for 207m with a ridiculous 10 tackle breaks.
5. Edward Burns (Wynnum Manly Seagulls)
One of several standout performers for Wynnum Manly in Round 13, scoring two tries and running for 178m.
6. Jalen Feeney (Townsville Blackhawks)
The young Townsville five-eighth played a key role for the Blackhawks on the weekend, controlling the game with boot and ball, kicking for 191m, and setting up a try for his winger with a chip kick. Feeney also scored a late try in the 72nd minute to secure victory for Townsville in Rockhampton.
7. Jake Clifford (Northern Pride)
Half Clifford was instrumental for Pride in their 42-30 win over Souths, with a try, a try assist, 291 kick metres and a perfect 7 from 7 with goal kicks.
8. Cade Maloney (Townsville Blackhawks)
In just his seventh Intrust Super Cup game, the young Townsville product put in a Hastings Deering Man of the Match performance, running for 117m and providing a try with an offload for half Jalen Feeney.
9. Ryan Ghietti (Northern Pride)
The crafty rake put in a strong effort for the Northern Pride in Round 13, troubling opposition defenders with his running game and service from dummy half. Ghietti put team-mate Troy Kapea over for a try in the 47th minute and, whilst was solid in defence making 33 tackles.
10. Patrick Carrigan (Wynnum Manly Seagulls) – (c)
A huge performance from the young Brisbane Broncos forward, running for 228m and making 36 tackles in an unfamiliar 80-minute performance in the front row..
11. Brendon Gibb (Souths Logan Magpies)
The Souths Logan forward was at his barnstorming best, with nine tackle busts, four offloads, 32 tackles, two line breaks and a great solo try with a strong carry from dummy-half. Gibb also featured in a sensational try for Magpies flyer Paul Rokolati.
12. Jake Marketo (Townsville Blackhawks)
The Townsville co-captain showed his experience in the Blackhawks 32-12 win over the Capras in Rockhampton, scoring a try, running for 134m and making 29 tackles.
13. Jai Whitbread (Burleigh Bears)
Gold Coast Titans contracted forward was a standout for the Bears in their 42-20 win over the Jets, registering 31 tackles and five tackle breaks, and running the most metres of any Burleigh forward with 166m from 14 carries.
14. Daniel Ogden (Wynnum Manly Seagulls)
A late switch to fullback for the prolific try scorer paid dividends for Wynnum, with Ogden running for 229m from 14 carries, as well as scoring a try and setting up another.
15. Jarrod McInally (Easts Tigers)
A noted finisher, the Tigers flyer was at his try scoring best, bagging his second double for the season, whilst also managing to set up a try for back-rower Matthew Egan.
16. Lachlan Timm (Sunshine Coast Falcons)
The 111kg prop forward led from the front, laying the platform for his halves and running for 198m from 18 carries, in just 55 mins.
17. Sam Anderson (Redcliffe Dolphins)
A fourth consecutive ‘Team of the Week’ appearance from the experienced Redcliffe forward, again registering several strong carries and putting his team on the front foot, with 170 running metres in 59 mins.
*The team selections are the opinions of QRL Media only and do not necessarily reflect the views of the QRL.